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Minutes for 4 June 2020

Chamber

Virtual Proceedings The Virtual Proceedings began at 11.00am.
Prayers were read by the Lord Bishop of Chelmsford. (at 11:00)
Item number 1
COVID-19: educational gaps A question was asked by Lord McConnell of Glenscorrodale and answered by Baroness Berridge. (at 11:06)
Item number 2
National Risk Register A question was asked by Lord Harris of Haringey and answered by Lord True. (at 11:18)
Item number 3
Child sex predators A question was asked by Baroness Benjamin and answered by Baroness Williams of Trafford. (at 11:29)
Item number 4
COVID-19: obese and overweight people A question was asked by Baroness Jenkin of Kennington and answered by Lord Bethell. (at 11:39)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 11:51)
Item number 5
Yemen: humanitarian aid funding A private notice question was asked by Lord Collins of Highbury and answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 12:01)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 12:13)
Item number 6
COVID-19: economy (3-hour debate) Lord Eatwell moved that the Virtual Proceedings do consider (1) the economic lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic, and (2) the measures necessary to repair the United Kingdom economy. After debate, the motion was agreed to. (at 13:10)
Item number 7
Sentencing (Pre-consolidation Amendments) Bill [HL] The bill was returned from the Commons agreed to. (at 19:20)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 18:00)
Item number 8
Hong Kong: human rights A question was asked by Baroness Anelay of St Johns and, after debate, answered by Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon. (at 16:37)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 13:03)
Item number 9
COVID-19: aviation Baroness Vere of Norbiton answered questions on an answer to an Urgent Question on the economic impact of COVID-19 on aviation, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 3 June. (at 17:49)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned. The Virtual Proceedings resumed. (at 15:51)
Item number 10
COVID-19: United Kingdom border health measures Baroness Williams of Trafford answered questions on a Ministerial statement on health measures at the United Kingdom border, made in the House of Commons on Wednesday 3 June. (at 18:32)
The Virtual Proceedings adjourned at 7.21pm.
Chamber
The House met at 12.30pm.
Item number 11

Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that, in the event of the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill having been brought from the House of Commons, Standing Order 46 (No two stages of a Bill to be taken on one day) be dispensed with on Tuesday 23 June 2020 to allow the Bill to be taken through its remaining stages that day and that… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:30)

Item number 12
Business of the House The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park) moved that with effect from 8 June all previous motions relating to Virtual Proceedings shall cease to have effect, that until further Order members may participate remotely as well as physically in sittings of the House (“hybrid House”), and that for the purposes of sittings of the hybrid House: 1. The pr… Item text truncated - open link to view full item text (at 12:32)
Item number 13
European Union The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), on behalf of the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith), moved that Lord Goldsmith and Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd be appointed members of the Select Committee in place of Lord Jay of Ewelme and Lord Morris of Aberavon. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:02)
Item number 14

Secondary Legislation Scrutiny The Lord Privy Seal (Baroness Evans of Bowes Park), on behalf of the Senior Deputy Speaker (Lord McFall of Alcluith), moved that Lord Rennard be appointed a member of the Select Committee in place of Lord Kirkwood of Kirkhope. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:02)

Item number 15
Automatic Enrolment (Offshore Employment) (Amendment) Order 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 March 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:02)
Item number 16
Occupational and Personal Pension Schemes (Automatic Enrolment) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 16 March 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:02)
Item number 17
Weights and Measures Act 1985 (Definitions of “Metre” and “Kilogram”) (Amendment) Order 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 16 March 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:02)
Item number 18
Payments to Farmers (Crop Diversification Derogation) (England) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 30 April 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:02)
Item number 19
Northern Ireland Banknote (Designation of Authorised Bank) Regulations 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the draft Regulations laid before the House on 6 May 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:02)
Item number 20
Victims and Witnesses (Scotland) Act 2014 (Consequential Modification) Order 2020 Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay moved that the draft Order laid before the House on 25 March 2020 be approved. The motion was agreed to en bloc. (at 13:02)
The House adjourned at 1.03pm.
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